No Sticker, No Entry? No problem; The continuing saga of the BF Gates Standoffs
Right or wrong?
Legal or illegal?
As if traffic along the major thoroughfares outside of our own beloved villages is not enough, there is a new addition to the sad game that is traffic.
Blocking of village gates.
Many motorists passing through Alabang Hills found this out the hard way a couple of days ago as one motorist who was not allowed to enter BF Homes Subdivision thought it would be wise to block the gate leading to the Paranaque subdivision (technically, it’s also a Muntinlupa and Las Pinas village).
Apparently, according to sources, the motorist was a BF Homes resident who had an Alabang Hills sticker but no BF Homes sticker.
The move caused many other villagers to lose precious hours due to his or her act.
Amusingly (can mean sarcastic for some) being called BF Gate Standoff by several netizens, the bold act has been done twice the past two months or so.
Many BF residents who were affected by the “standoff” obviously were not happy with both acts but many were also quick to defend them.
Some netizens condemned the village association for not letting actual villagers enter the subdivision and some even went as far as saying that this was an illegal act by the homeowner association.
As we did not study Law in college, we can only report on what happened during the two incidents.
The first one was a motorist who wasn’t allowed to exit the Elizalde Gate because he had no BF resident sticker.
So, what does he do?
He blocks the entrance of the gate with his car.
Genius or pure madness? That is up to you to decide.
The latest one, the one above, was in the Alabang Hills Village gate leading to BF.
The usual 5-minute (sometimes even less, except when San Beda vehicle volume causes traffic) road took one hour to traverse, according to those victimized by the BF Gate Standoff.
The last one, we caught in the “We are determined to make BF better” Facebook Page.
It was said that on both occasions, tow trucks and policemen were even dispatched just to move the cars causing the traffic jam.
So is what they’re doing right? Legal? Hey, they live in the village anyway so why not let them go home to their wives and children, right?
They’re probably thinking: “If I can’t go home, then nobody else can.”
Again, who is right here and who is wrong?
You guys be the judge and tell us what you think via the comments section.